Category Archives: Toronto

Who’s Up For A Little Hockey

Tonight, owing to work generosity I found myself in a box (box suite) at a Junior A hockey game in Toronto.  The Toronto Marlies were the Calder Cup Champions last year.  They were far and away the superior team last … Continue reading

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Leftover Perfection

Snow has started to fall again and though I never expect November snow to stick around, it seems as though it might. Before I regale you with pictures of winter and snow, because rest assured I can, I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Ramen

Lately, I had been feeling that my connection to Japan had started to wane.  I hadn’t eaten any Japanese food recently.  I hadn’t watched any Jvloggers–or at least the Jvloggers I had watched were reporting from places other than Japan.  … Continue reading

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Turning it Around

More than once, I have heard the expression that things happen in threes. Actually I have heard this more about bad things than good things, but there are probably people out there who think that three refers to both of … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today, after a tasty afternoon beer that accompanied a stilted conversation that seemed to have no future, I was in need of some reflection. I found myself seated at a window on the world, looking out at the people passing … Continue reading

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Worry

By now, most of you have read or seen what happened in Toronto Monday afternoon.  This is one reason why there was no Perfect Moment yesterday, and why there isn’t one today.  However, I feel the need to reflect on it a … Continue reading

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Rock’n It Old School

I have seen my share of characters on the bus and other places I frequent, whether they be of the interesting or weird variety. I have described for you my bus and supermarket crushes ad nauseam (which is why I … Continue reading

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A Pretty Grey Day

If I said it was a pretty grey day outside, would you think that I meant is was pretty and grey, or that it was rather grey? Yes, people who teach English stop to ponder these things. However, it was … Continue reading

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Spotted: A Bike Locker

With the weather getting better, my thoughts naturally turn to my bicycle and the joy of riding. Coincidently, I managed to rediscover the bike lockers (not locks, not stand, lockers) at my nearest subway station.  They certainly seem more secure … Continue reading

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Afterthought

Toronto has its fair share of uninteresting buildings.  I hesitate to say ugly, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and whenever I show my students the ugliest building in Toronto, they disagree with me.  They also disagree … Continue reading

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